There must be some reason, some grand reason, why beets and pomegranates are in season at the same time. I took three bunches of beets — each a different variety; Golden, Red and Chiogga — from the Farmer’s Market , roasted them then cooked them up with onion, ginger, orange zest, wine vinegar and stock/water. After that cooked down good, I chilled them and added pomegranates and feta cheese. Tossed them on greens and served them up.

Here’s the recipes I started from: one from Simply Recipes featuring Golden Beets and this one which inspired the previous from Sunset Magazine via MyRecipes.

My contribution/changes were to: 1) add fresh ginger finely chopped to cook with the beets 2) make the recipe vegetarian by changing to vegetable stock or just water 3) took a pass on the liquer 4) used red wine vinegar for red beets, seasoned rice wine vinegar for the goldens and chioggas 5) served the beets isolated by type.

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Yumm! Even if you never liked beets before, you will like them this way. BTW I only used fresh beets; I can’t imagine doing this with canned.